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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 2, 2003
Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise. - Harvey McKay
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The men convalescing at a veterans' hospital during World War II were encouraged to use a nearby golf course. Not all of the patients were strong enough to complete nine holes, but most of them managed to make it to the fifth fairway, which adjoined a tomato farm. These "off the vine" tomatoes were about the most delicious things the men had ever tasted. Consequently, much grumbling accompanied the installation of fence posts along the farm's property line.
But imagine the vets' delight the next morning when, instead of the fence they expected, they found a saltshaker atop each post.
Source: Absolute Humor, http://AbsoluteRobeo.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Eagan, Minnesota (AP):
In Minnesota, Marty Johnson is a mortgage broker and father of two. In Nigeria, he's a prince, next in line to be chief.
Johnson, 38, was adopted, and over the years he made a few fruitless attempts to find out about his background. Then two years ago his birth mother contacted him.
The Cedar Falls, Iowa, woman said she had fallen for a Nigerian who was studying for a master's degree in education at Northern Iowa University. He had to go home; she put the baby up for adoption.
With that information, and with heavy prodding from his wife, Laura, Johnson began to make some contacts in Nigeria.
He discovered that his father is one of a line of chiefs who, in the days before central government, were so powerful they could declare war. Johnson's great-grandfather founded a school; his grandfather and father continue to run it.
Johnson said he is now regarded openly by the chief and dozens of other relatives including three brothers as the chief's first-born son. When his birth father dies, Marty Johnson will be known in Orlu, Nigeria, as Ude-Ekeh, which means chief. And someday so will his 6-year-old son, Jacob.
The Johnsons are planning to go to Nigeria in December, but they also plan to come back. The future Ude-Ekeh, after all, still has a job and a mortgage.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl yore mistakes." - Brendan Hills
Source: Today's Verse and Quote, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
The vast majority of married men sleep on the right side of the bed (as you look down at your feet). - Steamin' Heap o' Facts
Source: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry